Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today in West Virginia. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the Charleston bureau at (304) 346-0897 or John Raby is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. All times are Eastern. If circumstances change before 6 p.m., a new digest will be sent reflecting those developments.

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GRANT TOWN, W.Va. — It's coal people like miner Steve Knotts, 62, who make West Virginia Trump Country. So it was no surprise that President Donald Trump picked the state to announce his plan rolling back Obama-era pollution controls on coal-fired power plants. By Ellen Knickmeyer and John Raby. With AP Photos, AP Graphic.

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Appalachian Regional Commission says more than one-fourth of West Virginia's counties are economically distressed.


CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — This summer Carol Plautz and her husband, Jeff, embarked on 184-mile, three-day trek across the C&O Canal-all via tandem bike. By Adranisha Stephens, The Journal.


ELKINS, W.Va. — An area businessman of nearly 50 years was honored recently with a gift commemorating his life and family. By Tim MacVean, The Inter-Mountain.


MILLSBORO, Pa. — While piloting a tow boat on the Mississippi, Michael Hughes spotted a boat he recognized about 4 or 5 miles downriver near Tunica, Miss. It was a 125-foot-long, 35-foot-wide riverboat with three decks, whose stern was rebuilt at a shipyard he once managed. By Dave Zuchowski, Observer-Reporter.


FBC--T25-WEST VIRGINIA-BENTON, from Morgantown — West Virginia linebacker Charlie Benton will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.


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